Tension as angry youths beat vigilante to death after killing former Ukpiovwin community leader in Delta
There was tension at Ukpiovwin community, in Delta state, on Monday, August 2, as angry youths allegedly beat one David Power, a vigilante member, to death after he allegedly shot to dead the immediate past President-General of the community association, Mr. Frederick Ighoshemusua.
PHCityHype gathered that the deceased vigilante promptly boarded a commercial motorcycle with a view to reporting himself at the Police Station after the ugly incident.
He was, however, chased by the angry youths who dragged him down from the motorcycle back to the community where they beat him to death.
PHCityHype learnt that it was during a group photograph by the deceased when the vigilante allegedly shot sporadically in the air.
At one point, his (vigilante) pump action rifle failed to respond.
A source said, “He brought it down and tried to fix it and in the process, it triggered off and hit Ighoshemusua, who died on the spot.”
When contacted for comments, the Delta State Acting Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, confirmed the incident, saying, “It is confirmed.”
He, however, failed to provide further details.